Arise and shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you! – Isaiah 60.1
One of the things that marks the end of our age is shining Christians and shining pastors. I am telling you that in the UK there are pastors about to do things they have never done before. They are going to shine brighter than they ever have before. You will accomplish things tomorrow that today only seem like a wild dream, an impossibility, a hope of what you wish you could be.
In the last days, there will be a great darkness all over the earth (Isa. 60.2), but we are going to shine. We are not going to embrace the darkness around us, we are going to shine. We are going to shine as evil multiplies.
This is what separates a carnal prophet from a spiritual prophet! A carnal prophet can see the dead, dry bones and they get upset and they shout at the bones “you are so dry and dead”. A spiritual prophet sees the same dry bones but speaks life and abundance and glory!
We do not need to be spiritual to see the darkness falling on the planet. Lies, deceit, sexual immorality, all levels of foolishness in our society. The dangers of socialism and the foolishness of churches abandoning the truths of Scripture are everywhere and very obvious. But if you are spiritual you will also see that the glory is rising. Miracles are happening! Great churches are growing! Good things are happening! It is in the darkness that God builds His greatest darkness. It is the soil of death and pain that the Tree of Life grows in!
It is the time of shining stars. Ask the Lord what changes you have to make to be one!